What a Difference a Chair Makes

I like working and writing at home because I’m using Dropbox to store and sync all of the files for my thesis paper and research. It’s much easier to edit the files directly in my Dropbox folder (as opposed to uploading/downloading through the web site), and having a 27-inch display doesn’t hurt either. However, this convenience comes at a price.


The right side of my back started hurting pretty bad a couple of days ago, and since strain from weightlifting couldn’t have been the culprit (I haven’t been to the gym since I started crunching on my thesis paper), the only logical conclusion was that the office chair at home, and posture I assume sitting in it, were something less than ideally ergonomic.

The solution: come work in the Lab and park in a vastly more comfortable Aeron chair. I’ve been sitting here working on my latest thesis draft for nearly three hours and my back already feels better. One point for the Lab. Also, the main display on these machines is a 30-inch monster, and has an additional 22-inch display as well. Two points for the Lab. I could go on, but suffice to say I’ll probably be spending late nights up here again…for the third fall in a row.


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